Every golf course goes through a rebellious phase, sprouting water hazards, obnoxious sand traps, or an anchor tattoo on its back nine. Tame a treacherous course with today's Groupon: for $52, you get 18 holes of golf for two people (up to a $35 value each) plus a cart rental (a $28 value) at The Highlands Golf Course in Post Falls, Idaho (up to a $103.88 value, including tax). Players younger than 18 are admitted for $15. Choose between a weekday or weekend visit.
Spread across a well-combed Idaho hilltop 20 miles east of Spokane, The Highlands Golf Course stretches and gently curves under the flight paths of thousands of balls sent skyward each year. The course—par 72 for men and par 73 for women—challenges golfers of all skill levels with 6,369 yards of play, recently redesigned and reshaped bunkers, and ball-snatching birds of prey. Rolling from hole to hole in a Club Car Precedent Electric cart, customers will be able to save energy for a par-saving putt or insulting a sand trap. Call ahead to reserve your tee-time.
The Highlands Golf Course's rates fluctuate throughout the day; plan ahead to redeem your Groupon at the most opportune time.
The Highlands Golf Course
Awarded one of the “Top 10 Golf Experiences Within Idaho” by Golf Digest, The Highlands Golf Course beckons golf enthusiasts with forests of towering pine trees and rolling terrain of verdant beauty. The course was originally designed by Jim Krause and opened for play in 1991, though anyone who hasn’t played it since 2006 will appreciate the additional tee boxes and marked improvements in bunker playability resulting from course renovations. Six lakes come into play, demanding deft club selection around the greens and impeccable swan dives to retrieve errant golf balls. Narrow fairways and several doglegs also place a premium on flawless drives off of your playing partner's belly button.
As a warm-up or a cool-down, practice at the driving encourages skill development with grass tees and nearly 400 yards of open expanse. A short-game practice area recreates most on-course situations a golfer can conjure up, with sand bunkers and two regulation flagpoles that double as golf cart jousting lances.
Course at a Glance:
Four sets of tees
6,385 yards from back tees
Rating of 69.7 and slope of 120 from back tees
1991 Jim Krause design
Renovated in 2006